Gymnasts overwhelm Nathan Hale in opener

The Bainbridge gymnasts opened the season by overwhelming Nathan Hale by a score of 163.85 to 131.95 on Friday afternoon at the Raiders’ gym.

The Spartans swept the top four spots in all-around competition in addition to placing one through six in bars, vault and beam. Bainbridge also had the top four scores in floor exercise.

Dana Cuykendall edged Stephanie Hylen for the top spot in all-around, 33.7 to 33.5. Brooke Nall was third with 32.25, with Brittany Belt fourth with 31.45.

“I’m quite happy with the way things turned out,” said coach Cindy Guy. “I wasn’t sure how the routines would come together, but our team looks pretty good.

“The girls definitely exceeded their coaches’ goals, and met their own, which was to have fun.”

The team competes tomorrow in the annual Shorewood Couples Classic.

Bars: 1, Emily Roche 8.2, T2, Dana Cuykendall and Brittany Belt 8.0, 4, Stephanie Hylen 7.9, 5, Carrie Kirkpatrick 7.6, T6, Alison Kramer 7.0.

Vault: 1, Dana Cuykendall 8.95, 2, Emily Roche 8.9, 3, Brooke Nall 8.75, 4, Stephanie Hylen 8.7, 5, Brittany Belt 8.15, 6, Carrie Kirkpatrick 8.05.

Beam: 1, Emily Roche 8.95, 2, Dana Cuykendall 8.65, 3, Stephanie Hylen 8.5, 4, Brooke Nall 8.1, 5, Darby Cahill 7.85, T6, Brittany Belt 7.5.

Floor Exercise: 1, Brooke Nall, 8.6, 2, Stephanie Hylen 8.4, 3, Dana Cuykendall 8.1, 4, Brittany Belt 7.8.

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